Episode from the podcastThe Daily New Year's Podcast

042 – Overcoming Toxic Perfectionism with Harriet Waley-Cohen

Released Wednesday, 8th April 2020
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Hey, what’s up, everyone! Welcome back to another episode of the Daily New Year’s podcast.

I’m so excited today because this episode of the podcast takes us to the UK. I’ve interviewed one other person from the United Kingdom before, Tomas, in episode #25, and it’s always neat to connect with thought leaders around the world.

Today, Harriet Waley-Cohen and I are diving deep into a specific topic—one that has played a role in holding me back in my own life: perfectionism.

Perfectionism is the enemy of done, and it causes confidence issues, procrastination problems, and so much more. Why tell you everything here?

Dive into the episode and join Harriet and me as we wage war on perfectionism and not feeling good enough about ourselves. Here we go!


For the full show notes, links, and resources, visit: https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/harriet-wale…


Show Notes

— Getting to Know Harriet – [02:28]

— Waging War on the “Not Good Enough” Epidemic – [04:40]

— The Perfection and Confidence Connection – [06:45]

— The Toxic Side of Perfectionism – [08:09]

— The Procrastinating Perfectionist Problem – [09:18]

— Where does the Need for Perfectionism Come From? – [12:15]

—  — 1. The Compare and Despair Culture – [13:12]

—  — 2. The Measurement Culture – [14:20]

—  — 3. Capitalism (Being Measured by Materials) – [15:26]

— The Negative Side Effects of Toxic Perfectionism – [16:55]

— Safeguarding Yourself Against this Perfection Problem – [19:27]

— The Correlations Between Perfectionism and High Performance – [23:23]

— Setting Intentions vs Setting Goals – [27:48]

— Question Your Thoughts and Telling Yourself You are Good Enough – [30:55]

— Ask Yourself, “What would love do?” – [32:22]

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